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Old 07-26-2015, 09:54 PM   #71
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Buy more cars then, silly. So when one breaks you can hop in another and keep going.


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Old 07-27-2015, 12:36 AM   #72
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Well I have 3 and I'm jobless and in college and living at home. Do think it's a good idea to get another when the three I have aren't in ideal shape
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I hear you. Being single is the best for toys.


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Haha actually I have a girlfriend and she supports it... Yeah I know need that ring soon. She even buys me car parts!

Anyways ot it's getting quite sad just looking at her constantly so I think I'm going to take all the front end off and clean replace and put new bushings in. And paint the engine bay/wheel well areas
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That's why I've been buying what I can now before my wedding in a few weeks!

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Just talking *****. Wife really wants to be cruising in the stang. really need to get going on mine again.



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How about an update?


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There isn't one unfortunately. My mustang has been keeping me busy, started school and my dog broke her leg. Don't have much extra time/ money
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Here is pretty rare OEM Ford FE 3X2 intake manifold.
I couldn't remember if it was from a T-bird or a Galaxy. After looking at it again, it's off of a Galaxy. The Thunderbird manifolds had all of the carburetors sitting level on the intake, due to the engine sitting relatively level in the chassis. The Galaxy manifolds have the carburetors sitting at a slight incline from front to rear due to the engine being at an angle in the chassis.
This is a 428 SCJ that I am likely going to remove from this boat and hopefully it will end up in a car that it originally came in.

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That's pretty sweet looking. I'll trade you my boat anchor of an intake and carb for that lol
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You should put that on your T-bird.


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Here is pretty rare OEM Ford FE 3X2 intake manifold.
I couldn't remember if it was from a T-bird or a Galaxie. After looking at it again, it's off of a Galaxie. The Thunderbird manifolds had all of the carburetors sitting level on the intake, due to the engine sitting relatively level in the chassis. The Galaxie manifolds have the carburetors sitting at a slight incline from front to rear due to the engine being at an angle in the chassis.
This is a 428 SCJ that I am likely going to remove from this boat and hopefully it will end up in a car that it originally came in.

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Fixed.

And that's awesome. Back in that brief time I had a 66 Galaxie, I wanted a duel quad intake. Those are such neat cars!


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That's pretty sweet looking. I'll trade you my boat anchor of an intake and carb for that lol
I was kind of hoping that it was a Thunderbird manifold so that we could work out a deal where you are making payments on it for the next 5-10 years, or give me your first born child or something like that...


I'm not sure if it will work on your car Travis. Ford must have had a reason to make two different manifolds for the Thunderbirds and the Galaxies.
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Fixed.

And that's awesome. Back in that brief time I had a 66 Galaxie, I wanted a duel quad intake. Those are such neat cars!


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I must have read this ten times before I finally figured out what I did wrong. Something only a former Galaxie owner would catch! The 2015 Ford Galaxy uses the traditional spelling.

When I was a teen, while we were rigging that boat, I used to tell my dad that he should have just used a single four barrel on that engine... Because I was so brilliant as a teen. He used to tell me that this was way cooler than any four barrel.
That Tripower worked really well though. I was surprised! It only runs on the center carburetor until about half throttle and then the outer two carburetors kick in from half throttle to full throttle. It makes it a very tourqey engine at low RPM's without sacrificing horsepower up top.
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You know I'm not sure about them being at an angle because in my t bird the was a wedged shaped carb spacer?
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Old 09-01-2015, 06:27 PM   #87
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I believe that you are correct!
They were only available on the third generation T-birds in 62-63. Your car is a fourth generation T-bird so it likely has the engine set at an incline, in a more conventional layout.
The 3X2 manifold was a factory option on the FE engines for only 3 years, 61-63. That's why the original OEM manifolds are so rare. For the rest of the FE "run", the factory hot rod manifolds were all 2X4's.
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I believe that you are correct!

They were only available on the third generation T-birds in 62-63. Your car is a fourth generation T-bird so it likely has the engine set at an incline, in a more conventional layout.

The 3X2 manifold was a factory option on the FE engines for only 3 years, 61-63. That's why the original OEM manifolds are so rare. For the rest of the FE "run", the factory hot rod manifolds were all 2X4's.

That's pretty ba that you have that! All this talk is making me want one haha. All I know is that cast intake is one heavy sob and it needs to go!
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:55 AM   #89
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The more I think about this car the more and more it calls for a coyote swap with air ride and a deep candy red with a black top on so 18s... If only money grew on trees
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What? 315 hp/427 tq isn't going to be enough?
It's pretty easy to get in the 400 hp range with a 390.
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Yep 347 stroker swap and you are there.


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Old 09-02-2015, 05:47 PM   #92
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Coyotes are cool but for your car, I'd stick with a 390/427/428. Those are cool motors


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Old 09-02-2015, 05:50 PM   #93
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I'm not worried about the power, it's more of the fact of fuel injection, drivability and a 6 speed.
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Any trans tunnel mods required for that?
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Yeah I'm sure there would be something needed I haven't really looked into it that much just some wishful thinking right now haha
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Well the more I look the less there is on swapping one.... Which makes me want to do it more. And for a relatively low cost compared to having to rebuild my engine/transmission and front suspension already it would probably be about the same. I don't know if I would even have to touch the tunnel actually because I can use a c4/AOD transmission which is a plus. Only thing that might be a problem is the width of the engine. Everything else is very doable
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I wonder if anyone has ever tried to stick a Thunderbird interior into a Mustang...
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The new mustang monthly has an article on the coyote swap

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I've pretty much read every article on coyote swaps lol and am getting way ahead of my self here but why not dream lol. Anyways anyone have options on ride tech vs accu air? I'm kinda digging the accuair controls and auto leveling
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Oh wait.... The accuair kits have ridetech bags?
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A Coyote would be badass but the 390 could be a strong engine also.

Bags huh? That would actually be pretty cool on that car.
My ramp truck has them on the rear, just to help the springs out, but I don't know much about complete air ride suspensions though.
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Yeah I'm thinking bags on it. I mean it needs all new suspension anyways and it's not that much more for air ride than stock parts surprisingly.

The one thing in unsure on is to convert it to a 4 link or it not. You can take out leafs from the pack to get your desired drop and then the airbags go on top of the leaf springs. Or get a 4 link and weld it on. There's no point in making this one a race car lol I have the mustang for that. If I could every get the transmission working.
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Well still haven't done much to the car my mustang has been taking all my time lately but finally fixed everything it needs for now. So I'm going to have time for the tbird. I keep going back and forth on the paint scheme and now I'm leaning towards a "ratty look". Keep the patina on it and just make it hail *** for a couple reasons, it's big car and that means a lot of sanding and second it's really not in that bad of shape to begin with and then budget too I gave my go at painting my mustang and just don't think it's possible with the set up I have now. So is have to get it done which would be a lot so looking at saving 7k ish in budget. What are your thoughts on that? Would that "hurt" the value of the car you think? I mean I know I could obviously ask more for a fresh painted car but you think the profit margins would be that big of a difference? I'm thinking having badass engine is a better selling point than a paint job.
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That's honestly so subjective, I don't know if you can say. It totally depends on the buyer and what kind of project they want: paint or mechanics. For some reason (maybe Macco commercials), paint feels like a faster cheaper thing than it really is. But if it were me, I'd take a pristine shell over a BA drivetrain. But I'm more comfortable with mechanics than paint and bodywork.
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Yeah good point. I guess that's why I'm leaning towards patina because I suck at body work haha. And idk I like the look of patina there's just something at about a ****ty looking car that is just BA in every other way. I dunno I could really find a patina tbird but this one is probably pretty similar to what it would look like in the end Click image for larger version

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